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Dosimetry of aircrew exposure to radiation during solar maximum

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGM-CT-2000-00068

  • Start date

    1 July 2000

  • End date

    30 September 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 444 789

  • EU contribution

    € 869 381

Coordinated by:

DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Ireland

Objective

Aircrew are exposed to an increased amount of radiation in the upper atmosphere due to the higher cruising altitudes adopted over the last decade. The inclusion of cosmic radiation as occupational exposure under revised European Union Council Directive 96/29/EURATOM has highlighted the need to carry out a thorough investigation of the radiation field at aircraft altitudes and to estimate the exposure of aircrew. The radiation field in question is very complicated and involves a mixture of radiation types and a range not experienced in occupational exposure studies at ground level. Furthermore dose levels vary with altitude, geomagnetic latitude and the phase of the solar cycle. Measurements and calculations have been successfully completed for the last seven years of the eleven-year solar cycle. The aim of the present project is to consolidate and complete the investigations through the upcoming solar maximum.

Coordinator

DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Address

5,Merrion Square 5
2 Dublin

Ireland

Participants (6)

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE DELL'AMBIENTE

Italy

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS SIEBERDORF

Austria

BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND

Germany

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD

United Kingdom

SWEDISH RADIATION PROTECTION INSTITUTE

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGM-CT-2000-00068

  • Start date

    1 July 2000

  • End date

    30 September 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 444 789

  • EU contribution

    € 869 381

Coordinated by:

DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Ireland